I am with you always until the end of this world - Jesus (Matthew 28:20).

Preach the Word in season and out of season reproving, rebuking or advising always with patience and providing instructions (2 Timothy 4:2).

Do not fear, Mary, for God has looked kindly on you (Luke 1:30).

Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly. - G. K. Chesterton

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

My Reflection for Tuesday June 10, Tenth Week in Ordinary Time Matthew 5:13-16

Gospel: Matthew 5:13-16
(Jesus said to his disciples) 13 "You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltness be restored? It is no longer good for anything  except to be thrown out and trodden under foot by men. 14 "You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid. 15 Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
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How could we become salt and light in this world? We must become the extension of Jesus in this world. As Jesus became salt and light to this world for everyone of us so we too must become salt and light for our fellowmen.

But this is easier said than done, perhaps we would say; before I become salt and light for others I must become salt and light for myself first. The me first mentality and this is what this world dictates us, to be a person for ourselves first before being a person for others.

The teachings of Jesus are always in contrast to the teachings of this world and these teachings about salt and light is no exception. We know that salt preserves and it defines the taste of food. We know that light illumines a dark environment, light gives hope to a seemingly hopeless situation.

As Jesus challenged HIS disciples to become living salt and light to their world then. So we too are challenged by Jesus to become living salt and light to our own world today. How would we proceed from this challenge of Jesus?

Let us forget ourselves and let us start to live and teach Jesus’ teachings. For this is the only way that we could become living salt and light of this world. Are we up to this challenge of Jesus? 

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